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How to protect yourself against tax refund fraud

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Best Practices Secure all personal documents in your home using a locked file cabinet or a safe deposit box at the bank. Don’t transmit SSNs, account #s or birthdates unless the website is secure or encrypted. Don’t open links or attachments in suspicious or unsolicited emails. Electronically Shred documents containing personal information before discarding. In the Home Review your credit report from each of the three major credit bureaus at least annually - they are required by law to provide this. If you must mail personal information, make sure to deposit directly at the post office or post office collection box. Protect your personal computer through the use of firewalls/anti-virus software, etc. Password protect your smartphone. Arrange for masked Social Security numbers whenever possible. For more information: www.cbiz.com STOP TAX REFUND FRAUD IDENTITY THEFT by protecting yourself from
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Best Practices

Secure all personal documents in your home using a locked file cabinet or a safe deposit box at the bank.

Don’t transmit SSNs, account #s or birthdates unless the website is secure or encrypted.

Don’t open links or attachments insuspicious or unsolicited emails.

Electronically

Shred documents containing personalinformation before discarding.

In the Home

Review your credit report from each of the three major credit bureaus at least annually - they are required by law to provide this.

If you must mail personal information, make sure to deposit directly at the post office or post office collection box.

Protect your personal computer through the use of firewalls/anti-virus software, etc.

Password protect your smartphone.

Arrange for masked Social Security numbers whenever possible.

For more information: www.cbiz.com

STOP TAX REFUND FRAUD

IDENTITYTHEFTby protecting yourself from

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